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Jovan Artiko

stylist and colorist

Advanced

Jovan has been studying the art of style for over 25 years, going back to when he was a young apprentice in his home country of Serbia. After working in top-rated salons across the globe, he established himself in Honolulu in 2009 as an advanced stylist for locals and visitors alike. With the opening Le Monde Salon in 2019, his lifetime dream has come true. A continuous learner, Jovan returns to Europe regularly to bring back new ideas and techniques for his clients. Outside of the salon, Jovan lives an active lifestyle as a Kakaako resident. 

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Carmen Cruz

stylist and colorist  

Level 3

Carmen has called Hawai‘i her home since she was 5-years-old, when her Mexican parents first moved to Oahu from Southern California for work. Carmen takes pride in her work ethic, perfecting her trade across all disciplines—including extensions, color corrections, men’s haircuts, and balayage. She believes everyone deserves to have the healthiest hair, and she will gladly provide tips to help her clients maintain and style their hair at home. She also follows the latest trends and is always up for a challenge. When Carmen is not hard at work, she enjoys spending time at home in Kailua and with her family who live close-by in Waimanalo. 

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Kate 

assistant

Kate believes home is where the heart is. Kate has called Hawai’i home since 2011, when she made the move from Houston in the 8th grade.

Kate can recall the first time she said she wanted to do hair. She was only 15 and found the craftsmanship intriguing! She finally pursued her passion in the beginning of 2022, and has recently graduated from Hawaii Institute of Hair Design. Kate is excited and ready for the next step in her journey and for the amazing learning opportunity that is working alongside the talented team of LeMonde Salon!

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Lena Scanlan

stylist and colorist 

Level 3

A native Hawaiian with a “local mix” of Polynesian roots, Lena was born and raised in Oahu. She has worked as a professional stylist for more than 10 years. Lena is a certified curl specialist who enjoys playing with color and cuts that highlight clients’ natural textures. She takes care to listen to her clients so she can help them find a look is inspired by their personality and matches their lifestyle. Outside of the salon, Lena likes to island-hop or join her family for celebrations at the beach. She also believes that every woman should find time to relax and pamper, including herself.

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Cristi 

stylist and colorist

Level 2

Cristi is a Filipina/Hapa, raised on Oahu/California. 

Cristi started building her career in 2009 under former Vidal Sassoon instructor, Rowena Hiraga. While continuing her hair education with Davines, Cristi refined her skills as an educator and color expert.

 

Cristi currently works behind the chair not just at Le Monde Salon, but also in NYC & San Francisco! Cristi is intentional with her clients, ensuring each person’s vision is taken into account for transformations large and small. Specializing in all styles and empowering all people to feel confident in their identity. Cristi aims to create a safe place for self expression in her practice.

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